Trust Exercise

By Susan Choi,

Book cover of Trust Exercise

Book description

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Both inventive and shocking, Trust Exercise became a sensation on publication in the USA for its timely insights into sex, power and the nature of abuse.

Sarah and David are in love - the obsessive, uncertain…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Trust Exercise as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Full disclosure: we are both theatre kids, so we appreciated this look at an incestuous and often toxic high school drama department. While much of it is set in high school, Trust Exercise is not a YA novel. It’s told from the perspectives of three different characters who view the events (and each other) very differently, and who force the reader to question what’s real. It’s a beautiful, dark, onion with a lot of layers and a lot of humor. And a pretty smart look at the trauma caused by problematic relationships.

Want books like Trust Exercise?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Trust Exercise.

Browse books like Trust Exercise

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in memory, feminism, and coming of age?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about memory, feminism, and coming of age.

Memory Explore 92 books about memory
Feminism Explore 332 books about feminism
Coming Of Age Explore 1,240 books about coming of age